Thursday, February 24, 2011

Look Out Below!

A few days ago we had an insane ice storm.  Read: our power went out for over an hour during the middle of the night (don't worry...I didn't miss it...I was up feeding Natalie...stranded in the dark!) and everything, and I mean everything, was covered in ice. 

During the night, I even heard a tree in our backyard fall down.  The ice on the trees made them so heavy and with the wind it was just a disaster.  In the morning, this is what I found:

That is not zoomed in at all people.  This is right outside our morning room.  It could not have been any closer to hitting our house if someone had laid it there on purpose.

Then I noticed this:

An entire tree uprooted on the other side of our yard.  Luckily it fell backwards and not toward the house or we would've been in serious trouble.
So now I'm all worried and insistent that Matt build some sort of contraption to go over Natalie's crib which will protect her from falling trees.  Because, you know, if one is strong enough to go through our roof, it needs to be able to keep it from falling on her.

He said no.

Clearly he does not love our child the way I do.


The Shabby Princess said...

Holy guacamole! That would have scared me to death! We lost some tree branches in the snow and ice that hit us a few weeks ago, but, nothing like full trees down--especially so close to the house!

ty said...

Haha. That's absolutely insane.

Kristen said...

haha! Love your last sentence! That is crazy about the trees! We had 60 degree weather here yesterday and now as I type it's snowing like crazy and all you can hear is the ice pelting our windows. Great! :(

Lora said...

lol at your last bit. but that's CRAZY!

Happiness Is... said...

Yikes. Not to scare you even more, but a couple we know had a tree fall on their house in Atlanta and it literally knocked their bedroom off the back of the house...while they were in bed. For real. And since it was on a slope (like the bedroom was raised, if that makes sense, they literally fell - they were okay, but totally insane!!!